Adverbs = Bad Writing?

Scott Myers
2 min readFeb 26, 2021

A seemingly innocuous Steven King quote provokes online controversy.

Ever since I joined Twitter over a decade ago, I schedule two writing quote tweets per night: one on writing, one on screenwriting. They are culled from the hundreds of quotes I have aggregated over the years which you can see here and here.

The other night, I tweeted this: